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The Technology of Tutoring by Matthew

When I started tutoring back in 2013 it was almost 100 percent in person. I would travel around from coffee shop to coffee shop and setup for a few hours. I always carried a computer with me, but rarely needed it other than to check email. Back then, it was the exception when I was asked to do a virtual lesson, usually for a student that had moved away for college. Covid changed everything…and while I still offer in-person lessons, now almost 100 percent of my tutoring is done virtually through Zoom.

When I present my screen to a student for the first time, I will sometimes be asked how I can show math problems digitally. A lot of people assume that I must be using an iPad. While I do have one and use it for in-person lessons, I found a better product for the rigors of full-time virtual tutoring.  My digital display of choice is a Wacom drawing tablet which is highly sensitive and allows me to display significant detail for students. I recently had to replace the digital pen which only broke after 10,000 plus lessons!

All virtual lessons include a PDF of the lesson notes at the conclusion of the lesson as well as a link to the screen recording.

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